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George W. Bush Now on Right Side of Press Corps’s Nostalgia Machine

New York (FAIR) “A welcome return.” That’s how the Guardian (2/27/17), in all sincerity, referred to George W. Bush’s mild criticisms of Donald Trump delivered to the reliably softball hosts of NBC‘s Today show. Bush alternately extolled the virtues of the news media (“indispensable to democracy“), waxed philosophical on the contributions of immigrants to America […]

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US Deploys Missile Defense in S. Korea despite Russia, China Opposition

Pyeongtaek, South Korea (Tasnim) – The US has begun to deploy its advanced THAAD anti-missile defense system in South Korea, despite angry opposition from Russia and China. The step comes after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles toward Japan as part of an exercise targeting US bases there. According to US Pacific Command, the first […]

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NYT Reporting on Trump’s Budget Outline Is Seriously Confused

New York (GPA) – News for the New York Times: Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are not political philosophers. Apparently the paper is confused on this issue, since it headlined a front-page piece on the budget, “Trump Budget Sets Up Clash Over Ideology Within GOP” (2/27/17). The article lays out this case in the fourth program: [Trump] also […]

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US Contemplates Attack Against North Korea

Washington (SCF) – The fact that the White House is seriously weighing the option of using military force against North Korea is an obvious deviation from what President Donald Trump said during the election campaign. He promised that the US would keep away from local conflicts. According to him, Iran was the main geopolitical foe. Now, this concept […]

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Colombia: Congress Votes to Confirm FARC as Political Party

Bogotá, Colombia (Tasnim) – Colombia’s House of Representatives voted 86 to 17 to approve the entry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, into electoral politics. The new law — which requires final approval by Colombia’s elected Senate — will guarantee FARC at least five seats in the House and five in the Senate […]

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The 5 Biggest Lies in Trump’s Speech to Congress

Washington DC (teleSUR) While some suggested that Trump’s speech was more “optimistic” than usual, the U.S. president stayed true to his fear mongering “alternative facts.” While many pundits suggested that U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday was an attempt to change the “tone” of the opening months of […]

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Downplaying US Contribution to Potential Yemen Famine

Sana’a, Yemen (FAIR) For almost two years, the United States has backed—with weapons, logistics and political support—a Saudi-led war in Yemen that has left over 10,000 dead, 40,000 wounded, 2.5 million internally displaced, 2.2 million children suffering from malnutrition and over 90 percent of civilians in need of humanitarian aid. A recent UN report on […]

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‘If Erdogan Wins It Will Be Worse for Us’: Kurds Fear Stronger Presidency

Istanbul, Turkey (MEE) Turkey will vote in April on giving President Erdogan greater powers. Many Kurds say a ‘Yes’ result will mean even harsher crackdowns Derya Okatan, a leading journalist on Istanbul’s Ozgur (Free) radio station, sensed what was to come when its website was shut down without warning on 28 September last year. The staff […]

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US War Rhetoric Pushing Iran, Russia, and North Korea Closer Together

Moscow (AntiMedia) – As the Trump administration continues to prove it is on a warpath with Middle Eastern adversary Iran, the country is looking to strengthen ties with America’s alleged enemies. As reported by the Associated Press, officials from both Iran and North Korea have said they want to strengthen relations. “We have always been after stability of […]